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Ancient Grains for Modern Meals Maria Speck's lemon quinoa with currants, dill and zucchini recipe

Maria Speck’s lemon quinoa with currants, dill and zucchini and a giveaway!

In this season of over-indulgence, it’s sometimes hard to eat right so today I am delighted to draw your attention to Ancient Grains for Modern Meals by Maria Speck.  Selected by The New York Times as “a best summer cookbook” as well as one of “This Year’s Notable Cookbooks”, Ancient Grains for Modern Meals has […]

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Dorie Greenspan chard stuffed pork

French Fridays with Dorie: Chard-stuffed pork roast

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie dish – chard stuffed pork roast (pp 276 – 277) – just happened to coincide with the weekend of our final Charcutepalooza meal so really, the last thing I felt like cooking was a pork roast LOL!  But being the dutiful Dorista that I am, I ploughed on through […]

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Les Petits Chefs make Pad Thai with the Canadian Living Test Kitchen!

Les Petits Chefs welcomed Adell Shneer, from the Canadian Living Test Kitchen into the kitchen science lab this week where she showed them how to make Pad Thai (well, a kinda sorta Pad Thai given my inability to find the correct noodles).  Recently promoted to Test Kitchen Manager, Adell has been with the magazine as […]

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Charcutepalooza: The last supper

What to write, what to write? It’s the final Charcutepalooza challenge. Ever. I can hardly believe it! Who would have thought a year ago that Neil and I would be hosting an all-meat luncheon for 7 people featuring meat we cured, smoked, ground, packed and blended ourselves? Certainly not me. It says a lot about […]

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Canadian Tire Kitchen Crew: Holiday appetizers

I’m back with another Canadian Tire Kitchen Crew post – a special holiday edition 🙂 This time, my mission, involving the Black and Decker 2L Deep Fryer read as follows: You’re having a holiday dinner party or gathering at your house, and you want a spread that’s going to really impress your friends with festive […]

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Essential Pépin: Chocolate mousse

This is the third and final post in my Essential Pépin series.  To celebrate the release of Jacques Pépin’s new cookbook, Essential Pépin, Thomas Allen challenged Canadian home chefs and bloggers to cook up their own French meals with recipes from the book with the chance to win a KitchenAid® Artisan Series Stand Mixer, courtesy […]

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